Genesis 2:4

“These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These are the generations of the heauens, & of the earth, when they were created; in the day that the LORD God made the earth, and the heauens,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These are the generations of the heaven and the earth when they were made.
- Basic English Bible

These are the histories of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that Jehovah Elohim made earth and heavens,
- Darby Bible

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
- Webster's Bible

This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens.
- World English Bible

These [are] births of the heavens and of the earth in their being prepared, in the day of Jehovah God's making earth and heavens;
- Youngs Literal Bible

These are the generations of the heaven and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:4


2:4-7 In these verses, 1. Here is a name given to the Creator, which we have not yet met with, Jehovah. The LORD in capital letters, is constantly used in our English translation, for Jehovah. This is that great and incommunicable name of God, which speaks his having his being of himself, and his giving being to all things. It properly means, He that was, and that is, and that is to come. 2. Further notice taken of the production of plants and herbs, because they were made to be food for man. 3. A more particular account of the creation of man, #Ge 2:7|. Man is a little world, consisting of heaven and earth, soul and body. Here we have all account of the original of both, and the putting of both together: The Lord God, the great fountain of being and power, formed man. Of the other creatures it is said, they were created and made; but of man, that he was formed, which notes a gradual process in the work with great accuracy and exactness. To express the creation of this new thing, he takes a new word: a word (some think) borrowed from the potter's forming his vessel upon the wheel. The body of man is curiously wrought. And the soul takes its rise from the breath of heaven. It came immediately from God; he gave it to be put into the body, #Eccl 12:7 as afterwards he| gave the tables of stone of his own writing to be put into the ark. 'Tis by it that man is a living soul, that is, a living man. The body would be a worthless, useless carcase, if the soul did not animate it.


Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Word
    Search the tree of good and evil all the way and you find out it had a nervous system and a backbone. Then the tree of Life is in the Revelation. Don't read to fast and always take time to search the words out and you'll learn the truth.
  • Lu2677
    Word,Cain was"turned aside after Satan"as in 1Tim. 5:15, and Job 2:6. John 8:44 (Cain)"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do"God calls the devil a murderer(so was Cain)Cain did not abide in truth(John14:6),Satan is a liar and the father of lies.What scripture were you thinking of when you said "Satan had Cain" 1Tim.1:4- God's instructions are"don't heed fables"
  • Lu2677
    Word,story of creation is not a fable or parable.Gen2:8,9,15,16,17.Gen3:1-7=Satan deceived Eve.The two trees are the tree of Life, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. After she ate she had knowledge of good and evil.When she and Adam confessed,God cursed them both,removed them, and guarded the garden so they would not have access to the tree of Life. Cain was Adam and Eve's son.
  • A disciple
    T. Eric; you are right! The story of how Christians started observing Sunday instead of the Sabbath, goes back to the Emperor Constantine; who after he became a Christian (?) still worshiped the sun-god (Nimrod), and wanted to keep observing sun-day in his honor. It has really nothing more to do with the first day of the week, like many think. The early disciples from the Gentiles didn't do that!
  • TWAGIRAMUNGU ERIC
    Hello,about of chapter of Genesis 1 and 2,God created every thing from the first day to the end,then he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.he say 3 things
    -blessed -sanctified and rested
    Today- why many chriastian take the rest for sunday,There're many philosophy say sunday is the first day of week, saturday is last day of the week-God was created.May God bless you.
  • Irene123
    I just now re-read my post of a month ago; "As to Eve and Adam not sinning ..... they had no choice ..... "; that is wrong. God created us with free choice. What I should have said was - up until the serpent entered the garden - man's free choice hadn't been 'tested'.

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